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Estimating and planning course launched next month

Tuesday, 28 September 2010
By Print 21 Online Article

Print estimating and planning is the focus of two training courses being run by Printing Industries NSW in October.

For the first time, an advanced course for people already experienced in estimating and planning is available and an introductory course piloted earlier this year will be repeated.

Printing Industries national manager, learning and development, Ian Walz, said that industry feedback had demonstrated the need for an advanced course which could help existing estimating staff to ‘brush up’ on their skills and help others to ensure their existing experience was fine tuned to changing industry conditions.

“In many cases sales people, print production co-ordinators, schedulers and accounts staff are involved in estimating, depending on the business size, and need to have a detailed understanding of the estimating process,” he said.

“The advanced module, which runs over three days, is geared to cover the process end-to-end to ensure knowledge issues including materials ordering, machine optimisation, client communication, complex quotes, material awareness and their effect on the final printed product and the effective use of MIS systems are covered.”

Walz believes that many company owners as well as managers and supervisions would benefit from the course.

“The one-day introductory module is also available for new staff, owners and managers, print buyers and graphic designers wanting a broad view of the process and to develop an understanding of print terminology, differences between print materials, the concepts of planning and imposition and the correct methods of preparing and presenting accurate quotes,” he said.

“Importantly, participants completing either module successfully will receive formal qualifications that can be used as recognition of prior learning for future ongoing studies if desired.”

The introductory module will be held on 21 October from 9am-5pm. The three-day advanced module will run over 28 October, 11 and 25 November 9am-5pm. All courses will be staged at Printing Industries Auburn office.

Information and bookings are available via Ian Walz on 8789 7362 e-mail: or by downloading the information sheet by clicking here.


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